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President Trump Will Meet With the Vaping Industry Ahead of Potential Bans

November 13, 2019, 1:53 AM UTC

Happy Tuesday, readers.

The Trump administration has been cracking down on vaping in the past year—or at least proposing some pretty serious restrictions on e-cigarette use and marketing.

Those efforts include a proposed ban on flavored e-cig pods—part of a broader blowback against vaping given the recent public health horrors linked with some vaping products (especially illicit THC cartridges.)

President Donald Trump is now, reportedly, slated to meet with e-cig manufacturers and public health officials to address these issues.

‘Will be meeting with representatives of the Vaping industry, together with medical professionals and individual state representatives, to come up with an acceptable solution to the Vaping and E-cigarette dilemma. Children’s health & safety, together with jobs, will be a focus!’ he wrote in a tweet.

Read on for the day’s news.

Sy Mukherjee
sayak.mukherjee@fortune.com
@the_sy_guy

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